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UK court rules on asylum for Zimbabwe homosexuals

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaImmigration, Legal, Politics

ON JANUARY 8, 2012, the United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) handed down an interesting determination in the case of LZ (homosexuals) Zimbabwe CG [2011] UKUT 00487 (IAC). This case focuses on the risk that gays and lesbians … Read more


Open letter to Ambassador Charles Ray

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

Dear Ambassador Charles Ray, I read with interest your speech on the state of Zimbabwe-US relations and have decided to share my opinion on the matter, if only in brief. You have achieved many wonderful things during your term in … Read more


Inaction is a vote too!

By Lenox MhlangaFootball, Politics

NDUMISO Ngcobo, a columnist for South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper, has got me thinking. Ngcobo has some pretty strong views about membership of any entity, particularly that of a political party. I will not repeat what he wrote in its … Read more


Government should support ethanol production

By Lance MambondianiEnergy

RECENT news that Green Fuel, a pioneering Zimbabwean ethanol processing company, is currently sitting on 8 million litres of ethanol (E10) in their storage facilities due to a slow uptake by the market sounds like irresponsible economic suicide. By all … Read more


UK Home Office has duty to act fairly

By Clement KulangImmigration

IN A determination promulgated on 13 January 2012, the United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) held that: “Fairness requires the Secretary of State to give an applicant an opportunity to address grounds for refusal, of which he did … Read more


European economic crisis: Is it time to head home?

By Lance MambondianiEconomics, Personal Finance, Politics, Stock Market, World

AN EMERGING trend within the diaspora community in the UK points towards a gradual increase in the number of people who have, or are considering returning to Zimbabwe or emigrating to other countries as a result of the global economic … Read more


Zanu PF or MDC: A hard but simple choice

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

ZANU PF’S reputation had become severely adulterated by 1999, especially in the face of ever mounting evidence that its officials were selfishly feeding upon public funds and national resources and were now neglecting the very country and people they were … Read more


UK asylum ruling on Zimbabwe can be challenged: court

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

IT IS significant and pleasing to note that the UK Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal against the current Zimbabwe Country Guidance case which had brought so much misery to Zimbabweans who have been seeking permission to regularise … Read more


King Solomon and the pursuit of happiness

By Lot MasianeReligion

WE BEGIN the year pretty much were we left off last year. The economic situation is no better and in fact it would not be surprising if it gets even worse. Times will get even more difficult as the Second … Read more


MDC-T sleepwalking into electoral T-saster

By Jonathan MoyoPolitics

WHEREAS all along the “T” suffix in MDC-T was thought or understood to mean or represent “Tsvangirai”, it now turns out that in some pretty influential quarters it means “Theresa” (Makone). In other equally influential quarters the “T” in MDC-T … Read more


Faulty genes and sudden death

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, Uncategorized

WE are who we are due to the genetic information contained in genes we inherited from our parents. Unfortunately some genes contain faults (mutations) and this can lead to illness, disabilities and premature death. There is a family I know … Read more


Africa’s battles with capital flight and unjust debt

By Jeff MadzingoEconomics

THE global financial turmoil has dominated the international agenda for a couple of years now and there is hardly a clear way out of the crisis. The fact that most developed economies especially in Europe are experiencing these financial meltdowns … Read more


Christmas, crime and immigration

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaLegal

AS the year draws to a close it is a time for festivity and enjoyment. The old saying “Eat Drink and be Merry” rings true. This post gives a few tips and advice on how to cope with some of … Read more


Mugabe must appoint successor

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

GIVEN some of President Mugabe’s failings over the years, not the least of which was the 2008 financial crisis which led to a whole host of calamities including widespread unemployment, acute food shortages and a record hyper-inflation, it is tempting … Read more


New immigration ruling on family law

By Taffy NyawanzaFamily Law

WHEN does someone who does not meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules, but has a claim to family life, succeed in that claim, in circumstances where there are no children and the other party on whom they depend does … Read more